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Vol. 7 Is. 4

 

It is again the time of year when Sanders Clause travels the world bringing gifts to all the good children around the world.  Unfortunately the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) got high again.  Not even the spike in deaths or devaluation of the dollar against the Euro to its lowest level could levy the 4.9% economic growth rate claimed for the third quarter following the 3.8% estimate in the second quarter that caused the dollar to devaluate.  Economists argued that 0.5% of this is inappropriately miscalculated from offshore operations that should be counted as US GDP in the second quarter.  The rest of it must be bad bills and counterfeits unacceptable in the market.  The press became enraged when preliminary third quarter results came out.  The Federal Reserve has promised there will be more reasonable growth rates next year.  These false figures are clearly intended to leverage loans to fill the war chest while taxes are cut to limit interest in the massive theft going on before our eyes.  The holidays have never been so cheerless and consumer spending seems extremely low and demand for more horribly corrupt gifts non-existant.  The issue it whether the world should forgive the indiscretions of the BEA on the promise to limit growth estimates in the next year or devaluate the dollar further, this time against Latin American currencies so as to reduce the demand for illegal immigration by increasing economic equality between American countries with the goal of either getting a working justice system or instituting human rights in the United States because without freedom neither trade or democracy can thrive.

        

Me, Myself and Iraq HA-11-11-07

 

Copyright royalty claim against the Iraq Reconstruction Fund, the largest reparation in the history of international law, infringement in regards to the termination of the Oil for Food program that served 60% of the population.  The 110th Congress is pass/fail contingent upon the passage of H. Con. Res. 110 Expressing the sense of Congress that Iraq should vote to approve or disapprove the continued deployment of United States Armed Forces to Iraq and, unless Iraq votes to approve such continued deployment, the President of the United States should commence the phased redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq within 60 days of the Iraqi vote.  Not having mastered their colonial occupation of Iraq the United States cannot be trusted to rule their own nation and everything is corrupt.  Without any resolve to uphold the prohibition of fraudulent war contracts written in the Constitution in Crisis: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retributions and Cover-ups in the Iraq War or the aforementioned H. Con. Res. 110 the Democratic Congress and the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have not been effective in achieving their goal of redeploying from Iraq.  The Democrats must not try to seize control of the military from the Republicans but relinquish it to the peaceful will of the victims, the Iraqi people.  Since 2001, approximately 1,500,000 members of the Armed Forces have been deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  At this time more than 150,000 United States military personnel are serving in Iraq, over 3,100 have died and over 22,500 have been wounded.  The foundation of Africa Command on October 1, 2007 finished the international command structure of the US military thereby improving the mental health keeping US casualties at the lowest rate since the beginning of the war.  The Iraqi government reported that civilian casualties were 77% lower than in June.  The time is clearly ripe to permit the Iraqi democracy to conclude the peace. Afghanistan is entitled to equal reparation contingent the foundation of a National Opium Agency to eliminate the colonial subversion of the native economy.  332 pages and one page H. Con. Res. 110 that must be passed before the New Year or Congress will fail and have to redo the year.  Her Majesty the Queen is hoped to restore law and order.

 

CHAPTER 10 Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH)

 

To incorporate the contents of Chapter 1 Navy Hospitals, Army and Navy Hospital, and Hospital Relief for Seamen and Others §1-40 in Chapter 10 Armed Forces Retirement Home §400-435.  Sections 400 and 435 are new.  The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) houses an estimated 1,600 veterans at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home (USSAH) in Washington, D.C and the U.S. Naval Home (USNH) in Gulfport, Mississippi, that has been closed due to damages caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The Naval Home was established in the Naval Hospital Act of Feb. 26, 1811, by Paul Hamilton of South Carolina, secretary of the Navy under President James Madison. The charter was to provide a permanent asylum for decrepit and disabled naval officers, seamen, and Marines.  The Naval Home was officially opened in 1834 and was known as the Naval Asylum until the name was changed to the Naval Home in 1880.  The Soldiers' Home was established in 1851, as an asylum for old and disabled veterans. The armed forces retirement home is a treasured right of veterans who have laid down their arms under Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. AFRH statute settled the largest war reparations in history - $20 billion of the $33 Madrid conference for the reconstruction of Iraq that needs to be repeated equally for Afghanistan whereas common Article 1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights reaffirms the right of all peoples to self_determination

 

CHAPTER 8 Drug Administration (DA)

 

October is National Pharmacy Month. It can be estimated that the global market for drugs is roughly $1 trillion with $600 billion in global pharmaceutical drug sales and $400 billion in illicit drug sales.  Global per capita expenditure for both pharmaceutical and illicit drugs of $150.  In the US pharmaceutical consumption is estimated at $160 and another $65 billion of illicit drug consumption.  Per capita expenditure on drugs can be estimated at $750.  An estimated 10 billion prescriptions are filled every year globally; 3.6 billion in the United States, nearly everyone consumes some sort of illicit, over the counter drugs, or prescription drugs.  There are an estimated 180 million consumers of illicit drugs.  Patented drugs have led to a 25 year increase of life expectancy in developed countries and there is great hope that developing countries will also have access to life saving treatment without regard for their ability to pay.  Greater than 5% of prescriptions result in adverse drug reactions of which 100,000 are fatal in the USA.  To heighten phamacovigilance of drug administration the legitimate medical purpose must be pursued to protect consumers from the dangers of both regulated and unregulated drugs.  To realize higher academic achievement in the regulation of drugs, the legitimate pursuit of medicine and science, the INCB and DEA must be adopted by their health agency respectively, the WHO and DHHS.  A public health understanding of all the aspects of the drug trade, drug use, addiction, withdrawal and mental illness will make the people healthier, wealthier and wiser in their pursuit of happiness. 

 

Methadone Pills, Diskettes or Death HA-7-12-07

 

The rate of drug users who fatally overdose on methadone - a prescription that curbs heroin addiction and is also used in pain relief - is reported by a new Department of Justice study to be skyrocketing - methadone-related deaths rose nationwide from 786 in 1999 to 3,849 in 2004 - a 390 percent increase.  Statistics on illicit drug overdoses are almost impossible to find. As a rule from the last century overdoses from all illicit drugs are around 3,000 per year in the United States and over 100,000 die from adverse drug reactions to prescription drugs.  About 20% of the estimated 810,000 heroin addicts in the United States receive methadone.  Every day some 115,000 Americans take the prescribed drug methadone, a synthetic opiate, used as maintenance treatment for heroin addiction.  Heroin is one of the hardest addictive drugs to "kick" for good it is reported to be almost as difficult to quit heroin as tobacco.  With respect to such addictive drugs as cocaine, animals will continue to administer these substances, often choosing them over food and water.  There is therefore great potential for abuse, both by the user and by their supplier.  The FDA is of course the lead researcher in regards to drug purity, across the nation, there is however so much room for misconduct on the part of SAMHSA and state regulators, not to mention the judiciaries these people are in so much trouble with, in regards to drug purity that in conclusion, the liquid mixture may be too risky of a vehicle for corruptible practitioners and the tablet and the pills and diskettes should come into common use.

 

To Kill the CHAMP ACT of 2007 HA-19-10-07

 

The Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007 H.R. 3162 has been vetoed by the President and it is referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).  We must now master the cultural revolution, born by the Ways and Means Truth Squad in May and WHO on World Mental Health 2007, by using the political spectrum to understand the toxic CHAMP Act kidnappers in order to censure communism and fascism so that liberal administration will adjust to the criticism of the conservatives, psychotic smoke stoppers themselves, and we could have a legitimate tobacco tax act by the 111th Congress.  Tobacco is too holy to rush into a deal without amending the Surgeon General warning label to note, “withdrawal causes psychosis” or negotiating the Attorney General settlement.  Chairman Rangel is right that there is, “No victory in Denying Children Health”.  The Ways and Means Committee is however wrong to have invoked a Truth Squad to force a first draft through Congress.  The President exercised his right to veto it.  We must now cease fighting and take up a political agenda whereas the elections are coming and the jail funds are not bound by the human rights cases they sprang from.  Children’s issues including health are extremely politically unstable because of the constitutional non-representation, therefore the principles of non-use of force, equal rights and right of all peoples to self-determination must be taught, tested and certified by an administration open to criticism, debate and censorship, before a legislature enters into State contracts with professional classes, especially the practice of medicine, that is defended by a Prohibition of Federal Interference.   The chaos is so obvious that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hears their first case from the United States.

 

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers v. Writers Guild of America HA-30-11-07

 

The Producer’s Comprehensive Proposal to the Writer’s Guild of America West and East of October 25, 2007 requires technical editing, DVD residuals must double, Internet and new media sales should offer high residuals of 2.4% to avoid future conflict and authors must be entitled to a small residual from advertising revenues to improve collaboration.  Furthermore, the motion picture and television industry must unite with their writers and actors unions to transfer section 406 of the WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties Implementation Act of 1998 Pub. L. No. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860 that was improperly codified as a seizure to a new Chapter 14 of Title 17 Copyright with or without more regulation of the industry.  Since 2000, media conglomerate revenue from entertainment segments has increased 51% from $63 billion to $95 billion.  Over the same period of time, Writer earnings and residuals have increased only 20% from $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion.  Between 2005 and 2006 writers actually saw a decline in their income, only the highest-paid 25%, saw a 1.7% rise in earnings for those at the 75th percentile to $253,377. Earnings trends for other groups softened somewhat with the figure for the 95th percentile sliding 2.3% to $665,000; the 50th percentile was off 2.6% to $104,750; and the 25th percentile fell 1.7% to $37,777.  Producers are doing too well to deny their author’s their rights and the contract is so authoritarian they can only blame themselves for the strike.  Having reassured producers of tax breaks for any actual losses they might suffer everyone should go back to work united by the legislative purpose of equal protection of the law.

 

United Food and Commercial Workers UFCW 1099 v. Kroger Company HA-1-11-07

 

11,000 workers from Cincinnati and Dayton plan to go on strike from 77 stores at midnight 1 November. Kroger employs 300,000 nationwide.  There are rumors that the CEO Dave Dillon earned a $100 million bonus.  The Kroger Co. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger (NYSE:KR) is one of the nation's largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2006 sales of $66.1 billion.  The Union is asking for quality, affordable health care, fair wages and a responsible benefits package.  Negotiators are recommended to take immediate action on the $0.50 wage increase.  Wage rate increases of $0.95/hour for department heads, $0.90/hour for assistant department heads and $0.85 for top-rated clerks does not appease Union voters.  For Corporate to convince the Union before the strike it is suggested to offer everyone a $0.50 raise, a cost of $5,500 an hour.  It would not be contemptuous for the Union to demand a $0.50 raise. Can Union and Corporate negotiators reach an agreement before midnight by sweetening the healthy deal of October 29 to include a $0.50 hourly raise for all 11,000 Cincinnati and Dayton employees not already covered by this contract?  An $0.80 raise was negotiated in a five year contract in the eleventh hour and a strike was avoided.

 

Jorge Lopez v. Time Warner HA-16-12-07

 

Jorge Lopez is entitled to be reinstated to his job as an installer with Time Warner.  He has a wife and children to care for.  He was employed in the capacity of installer for three months and was then laid off for, “not speaking English”.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) position on English-only policies that is set forth in its Guidelines on Discrimination Because of National Origin requires such policies to meet a standard of “business necessity”.  Arts. 7, 9 & 55 of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families ensures non-discrimination with respect to rights whereas workers who have been granted permission to engage in a remunerated activity, subject to the conditions attached to such permission, shall be entitled to equality of treatment with nationals in the exercise of that remunerated activity and that the right to life be protected by law.  Jorge’s English has not gotten worse since he was hired.  He is perfectly able to perform the duties he was hired to do and is entitled to equal treatment with people who speak only English working for Time Warner.  Unfortunately, the debate in the press regarding Discrimination Because of National Origins had a judicial side and the “indirect discrimination” of this firing is evidently linked to the stabbing deaths of four Mexican workers living in nearby Sharonville and had an “unjustified disparate impact” upon the Spanish speaking community.  In light of the circumstances it should not be difficult to convince Time Warner of their error whereas it should not take more than one tragedy to appreciate the value of a Feliz Navidad.

 

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